Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

A 42-year-old Eagle Butte man was sentenced to two years of custody including two years of supervised release. Eric Brown was convicted of Child Abuse after pleading guilty on November 16, 2015. Brown was sentenced on February 8, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.  Brown was indicted for Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Child and Child Abuse by […]

Casillas-Bakeberg joins West River Eagle staff

Keenan Casillas-Bakeberg of Eagle Butte has joined the staff of the West River Eagle as the new Ad Sales Representative. Prior to coming to the West River Eagle, he was employed at the Co-op Deli and Keya Café. Keenan is a 2012 graduate of Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. Keenan’s parent’s are Denise Casilas and Leo Bakeberg Jr.  Keenan has three older siblings […]

Darrell Redleaf Will Be Keynote Speaker for 2016 Passion for Fashion

By Heather Steinberger Less than five weeks remain before the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s annual Passion for Fashion event, where young women from across South Dakota’s 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation come together to celebrate that classic American rite of passage, their high-school prom. And this year, they have a very special treat in store for them. The 27-year-old, grassroots, […]

Braves take down Pine Ridge and two others as they enter final week of regular season

The C-EB girls basketball team celebrated a big win on Monday night after defeating the Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes 79-63. The Lady Thorpes had previously beat the Braves, handing C-EB a 65-49 loss in the second round of the Lakota Nation Invitational. Pine Ridge came into the contest 15-3 and riding a nine game winning streak, including a win over […]

Braves take down McLaughlin and St. Francis as Kohlus hits 1,000 career points mark

The C-EB boys picked up two wins this past week, one on the road and one at home improving their record 13-5 on the season with two games left to play. The Braves defeated St. Francis on Saturday 84-78 and McLaughin on Thursday 80-41. C-EB will be on the road this Saturday to face a tough Pine Ridge squad and […]

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HS testimony deadline extended

The Senate Hearing with Indian Health Service was held on February 3, 2016.  The record was to remain open untl February 17, 2016 but the deadline has been extended until March 11. Please provide your statements/testimony before the deadline date. There will be personnel that will be collecting your testimony from our communities for our members that may need assistance. […]

South Dakota Lawmakers at work

Legislative Update

This was the fifth week of session and the midpoint of the 2016 legislature. Things are really heating up due to the large number of controversial bills that are being debated. The Capitol was packed throughout the week with lobbyists and citizens from across the state that came to testify on various bills dealing with tax increases, legalization of medical […]

South Dakota Lawmakers at work

Week 5 Report from Pierre

This week saw the death penalty bill defeated in the Senate. This is the third year that an anti-death penalty bill has been heard. The testimony gets very emotional; there are definitely two sides on this issue. The much awaited Governor’s bill passed out of House Appropriations on Monday and was to be heard on the House floor on Wednesday. […]

Knights of Columbus Basketball Tourney dedicated to the memory of Bill Carmody

The All Saints Council #6537 Knights of Columbus chapter chose to dedicate this year’s JH Boys’ Basketball Knights of Columbus tournament to the memory of Bill Carmody.   Carmody was a charter member of the All Saints Council #6537 and taught school, coached, and was the Athletic Director at  Dupree School from 1971 through 2001.  He was a sports enthusiast his entire life and […]

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